Mum's writing a film guide for Fantastic Mr Fox and she asked me a couple of questions I cannot answer. I'm hoping at least one of you may be able to:
In the scene in Badger's office, Fox stands in front of a painting of badgers on a hillside, dressed like C19 soldiers.
I am certain this a parody of a real American painting but can't remember who by and am having no luck in finding it. Did it ring any bells with you?
And after Rat is killed, Fox says a wonderful line:
But, in the end -- he’s just another dead rat in a garbage pail behind a Chinese restaurant.
I am sure this is an allusion to a film noir - I thought Chinatown but can't locate the quotation and I have the screenplay